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Three-Alarm Fire Displaces 49 In Newark, Authorities Say Three-Alarm Fire Displaces 49 In Newark, Authorities Say
Three-Alarm Fire Displaces 49 In Newark, Authorities Say A three-alarm fire injured three firefighters and displaced 49 people in Newark on the afternoon of Tuesday, July 16, authorities said. At 12:14 p.m., firefighters responded to 263 South Orange Ave. for a fire, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The fire extended to an adjacent building at 265 South Orange Ave. and a 2nd alarm was called, requesting additional firefighters to the scene at 12:48 p.m., Fragé said. A 3rd alarm was called at 1:45 p.m., due to excessive outdoor temperatures, Fragé said. Firefighters were able to place the blaze under control at 3:38 p.m.,&…
Retired Police Officer Killed, Another Victim Burned In South River Home Explosion (UPDATE) Retired Police Officer Killed, Another Victim Burned In South River Home Explosion (UPDATE)
Retired Police Officer Killed, Another Victim Burned In South River Home Explosion (Update) A retired Newark police officer died and another victim was severely burned in a South River home explosion, officials tell Daily Voice. Kevin Gilbert, a 26-year veteran of the Newark Police Department, died in the mysterious explosion around 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, South River Mayor Peter Guindi tells Daily Voice.  Gilbert was pronounced dead at the scene. The second victim suffered burns over 90 percent of his body and was transferred from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to St. Barnabas Hospital, according to Guindi. Guidni said it wasn't immediately clear how the two v…
High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops
High-Rise Fire Displaces 40, Injures One In Newark: Cops One woman was injured and 40 families were displaced in a two-alarm fire in Newark early Monday morning, April 29, authorities said. At 12:04 a.m., firefighters responded to a fire in an occupied 5-story building at 502 Market St., Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé  said. Additional units were needed to contain the blaze and a second alarm was called, Fragé said.  A tenant was taken to University Hospital for possible smoke inhalation, Fragé said. The fire was declared under control at 1:10 a.m., Fragé said. Nineteen families, including 37 adults and three …
Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze
Newark Rallies Around Families Displaced By Blaze A three-alarm blaze in Newark on Monday, April 22 displaced 39 people. Now the community is coming together to lend a hand. At 6:59 p.m., firefighters responded to a fire at 576 Broadway, an occupied 3-story, multi-use, multi-family building, that also houses a supermarket and El Kiosko Restaurant and Grill, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. Firefighters observed a heavy fire upon arrival, and immediately called a 2nd alarm, requesting additional firefighters to the scene, Fragé said. The fire extended to adjacent occupied buildings, including a liquor store with apartments ab…
'Get On The Ground:' Two Armed Robbers At Large In Newark (PHOTO) 'Get On The Ground:' Two Armed Robbers At Large In Newark (PHOTO)
'Get On The Ground:' Two Armed Robbers At Large In Newark (Photo) Newark police are attempting to locate two suspects who robbed a supermarket at gunpoint of $846 on Thursday, Feb. 22. At 7:15 p.m., police responded to a robbery at Los Tiburones Supermarket at 565 Bergen St., Newark Public Safety Director Fritz G. Fragé said.   The suspects walked into the store and one of them brandished a weapon while telling the employee to get on the ground, Fragé said. The second suspect jumped over the counter and took cash from two registers, Fragé said. The suspects fled southbound on Bergen Street. Newark Department of P…
Gunman Suspected Of Shooting Teens In Newark Sought By Police Gunman Suspected Of Shooting Teens In Newark Sought By Police
Gunman Suspected Of Shooting Teens In Newark Sought By Police Police in Newark are attempting to locate a suspect in connection with the shooting of two teenagers on Thursday, Jan. 11, authorities said.  At 2:49 p.m., police responded to South 11th Street and South Orange Avenue and located a 15-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy who had been shot inside an area establishment, Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé said. The boy had gotten into an altercation with two men who entered the establishment, and one of the men started shooting, Fragé said. The man proceeded to head eastbound on South Orange Ave., Fragé said. Newark Departme…
GANG WAR: Brick City Teen Seized In Modified Machine-Gun Shooting Of Rival Trio GANG WAR: Brick City Teen Seized In Modified Machine-Gun Shooting Of Rival Trio
Gang WAR: Brick City Teen Seized In Modified Machine-Gun Shooting Of Rival Trio A 19-year-old reputed Newark street gang member wanted for shooting three rivals with a modified machine gun last weekend is in federal custody. Munir “Mu” Muhammad was carrying the converted 9mm handgun when he was arrested on Wednesday, April 12, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said. The gun had fired 28 rounds in the April 8 shooting at the Oscar Miles Housing Complex and was fitted with an extended magazine loaded with another 30, Sellinger said Thursday. Three opponents were wounded, one critically, in what the U.S. attorney said is part of a bloody ongoing gun battle between rivals on…
UPDATE: Skateboarder Arrested After Knocking Elderly Victim Unconscious In Newark UPDATE: Skateboarder Arrested After Knocking Elderly Victim Unconscious In Newark
Update: Skateboarder Arrested After Knocking Elderly Victim Unconscious In Newark UPDATE: The alleged suspect has been arrested. ***Original story below*** Police are seeking the identity of a skateboarder who they say assaulted an elderly man on Friday, Feb. 11 in Newark. The victim was walking when he was knocked unconscious by a suspect riding a skateboard on Ferry Street near Merchant Street around 10 a.m., Newark Public Safety Director Brian A. O’Hara said. He was taken to University Hospital where he reportedly is in stable condition. Police say the suspect was wearing a black jacket, red hoodie, beige pants, and red sneakers. The alleged suspect.Newark Dep…
Feds Nab Accused Member Of Ring That Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, LI, CT Feds Nab Accused Member Of Ring That Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, LI, CT
Feds Nab Accused Member Of Ring That Stole $1.5M Worth Of Luxury Cars In NJ, Rockland, LI, CT Federal agents captured an ex-con who they said participated in a ring that stole BMWs, Mercedes and other luxury cars from towns in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut. Bilal Cureton, 30, of Newark and his cronies often used stolen vehicles to steal more cars, Acting U.S. Attorney Rachael A. Honig said. In one instance, she said, the Essex County crew members stole a Maserati GranTurisimo in the Jersey Shore town of Manalapan and drove it nearly 85 miles to New City in Rockland, where they took a Range Rover and a Porsche. A predawn police pursuit followed before the Maserati driver hit…
Outgoing U.S. Attorney For NJ Praises Work Of Newark Public Safety Director Outgoing U.S. Attorney For NJ Praises Work Of Newark Public Safety Director
Outgoing U.S. Attorney For NJ Praises Work Of Newark Public Safety Director On his final day as the top federal law enforcer in New Jersey, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito took time to praise Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose, calling him a "national treasure." Carpenito cited Ambrose's "exceptional contributions to cooperative law enforcement" in New Jersey. “Through his leadership, we have benefited from an unprecedented level of cooperation and proactive participation in our efforts to suppress crime in the great city of Newark," the U.S. attorney said from his office in Newark. Over the past five years, he said, Ambrose has "transformed the Newark…
Newark Ex-Con Caught With 3,151 Heroin Folds, 455 Crack Vials, Gun Must Do 7½ Years In Fed Pen Newark Ex-Con Caught With 3,151 Heroin Folds, 455 Crack Vials, Gun Must Do 7½ Years In Fed Pen
Newark Ex-Con Caught With 3,151 Heroin Folds, 455 Crack Vials, Gun Must Do 7½ Years In Fed Pen An ex-con from Newark must spend the next 7½ years in federal prison after city police caught him with 3,151 heroin folds, 455 crack vials and a loaded gun. Terrance Bradley, 28, must serve the entire plea-bargained sentence because there’s no parole in the federal prison system. Newark police were watching as Bradley sold drugs near a Renner Avenue residence on Dec. 6, 2018, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said. Armed with a search warrant, they raided the home the next day and found the drugs, a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol and $6,000 in suspected proceeds in Bradley’s bedroom, Carpeni…
KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Accused Of Theft, Credit Card Fraud KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Accused Of Theft, Credit Card Fraud
Know HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Accused Of Theft, Credit Card Fraud Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole a wallet from a home in Newark and fraudulently used a credit card. A man stole a wallet containing credit cards as well as an iPad and Apple Watch from a home on the 100 block of Hawthorne Avenue on Monday, April 27, Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The suspect was later captured on surveillance footage using one of the stolen credit cards, authorities said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is asked to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip l…
Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Money From Parked Car Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Money From Parked Car
Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Money From Parked Car Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole a wallet from a vehicle in Newark. A man stole a wallet with cash and credit cards from a car on Tuxedo Parkway near Ivy Street shortly before 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The suspect, pictured above, is in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 140 pounds and was wearing tight jeans, a hoodie and a skull cap at the time of the incident, Ambrose said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to call the 24-hour Cri…
KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Cash From Victim Using ATM KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Cash From Victim Using ATM
Know HIM? Newark Police Seek Man Who Stole Cash From Victim Using ATM Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole cash from a victim using an ATM in Newark. A man stole cash from a victim who had just used the ATM at Wells Fargo, (765 Broad St.) around 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The suspect, pictured above, fled north on Broad Street, then west on Bank Street, authorities said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or visit www.ne…
KNOW HIM? Police Seek Newark Auto Shop Burglary Suspect KNOW HIM? Police Seek Newark Auto Shop Burglary Suspect
Know HIM? Police Seek Newark Auto Shop Burglary Suspect Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole computer equipment from a Newark auto shop. A man stole a computer monitor, hard drive, mouse and jump box from Goble Auto Sales (118 Murray St.) on Thursday, May 28 around 12:10 a.m., Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or visit www.newarkpd.org. All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential.
KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Theft Suspect Who Threw Brick Through Pickup Truck Window KNOW HIM? Newark Police Seek Theft Suspect Who Threw Brick Through Pickup Truck Window
Know HIM? Newark Police Seek Theft Suspect Who Threw Brick Through Pickup Truck Window Authorities in Newark are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole personal items from a pickup truck after throwing a brick through the window. A man was seen on video surveillance footage holding a brick while walking through the parking lot at 2013 McCarter Highway on Tuesday, May 26 around 2 a.m., Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The man threw the brick through the passenger’s side window of a white 2016 Chevy pickup truck and stole a portable battery charger and other personal items before fleeing southbound on McCarter…
KNOW HIM? Police Seek Cyclist Accused Of Stealing Woman’s Purse In Newark KNOW HIM? Police Seek Cyclist Accused Of Stealing Woman’s Purse In Newark
Know HIM? Police Seek Cyclist Accused Of Stealing Woman’s Purse In Newark Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying a man they say stole a woman’s purse while riding a bicycle in Newark. A man stole a woman’s purse in the area of 93 Mountainview Place shortly before 12 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19, Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The man, who was riding a silver or white mountain bike, fled eastbound on Schofield Street toward Stuyvesant Avenue, authorities said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of the suspect is urged to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-84…
KNOW THEM? Police Seek Suspects Who Broke Into Vehicle In Newark, Stole Cash KNOW THEM? Police Seek Suspects Who Broke Into Vehicle In Newark, Stole Cash
Know Them? Police Seek Suspects Who Broke Into Vehicle In Newark, Stole Cash Authorities are seeking the public's help identifying two suspects who broke into a parked vehicle in Newark and stole cash. Two suspects were seen on video surveillance cameras breaking into a vehicle parked in the area of Pacific Street and Walnut Street around 7:45 p.m. on Friday, May 22, Newark Department of Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose said in a release. The suspects stole cash and personal items, authorities said. Anyone with information regarding the identity of these suspects is urged to call the 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). A…
Feds: Undercover Buys, Wire Snare Members Of Crew That Slung Smack, Crack In Newark Projects Feds: Undercover Buys, Wire Snare Members Of Crew That Slung Smack, Crack In Newark Projects
Feds: Undercover Buys, Wire Snare Members Of Crew That Slung Smack, Crack In Newark Projects Federal agents arrested three accused members of a crew that the government said has controlled the heroin and crack market in a labyrinthine complex of affordable housing and senior apartments in Newark. ATF agents working with U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito’s office and other local, state and federal law enforcers zeroed in on the privately-owned Pilgrim Baptist Village housing complex. Commonly known as “Pilgrim Village,” the project consists of 46 buildings, each with four units, with interior stairwells leading from each apartment to a common hallway that connects multiple buildings, …
Former U.S. Navy Member Gets 18 Months In Federal Prison For Trafficking Guns Into NJ Former U.S. Navy Member Gets 18 Months In Federal Prison For Trafficking Guns Into NJ
Former U.S. Navy Member Gets 18 Months In Federal Prison For Trafficking Guns Into NJ A former active-duty member of the U.S. Navy was sentenced Monday to 18 months in federal prison for illegally trafficking guns to a New Jersey couple – including one that ended up being fired on the street hours later. Tesora Amanda Cortes Trejorojas, 24, admitted in federal court in Newark last February that she bought the semi-automatic weapons at a store near her Norfolk, VA home for Azia Sinclair and Shyheim “Shy” Tyson of Newark. She entered the plea in exchange for the more lenient sentence -- all of which she must serve because there's no parole in the federal prison system. The so…
U.S. Navy Member Admits Illegally Buying Guns In Virginia For NJ Couple U.S. Navy Member Admits Illegally Buying Guns In Virginia For NJ Couple
U.S. Navy Member Admits Illegally Buying Guns In Virginia For NJ Couple A former active-duty member of the U.S. Navy admitted Tuesday that she illegally bought five guns in Virginia for a New Jersey couple – including one that ended up being fired on the street hours later. The sound of gunshots brought police to a neighborhood in Orange, where they reported finding one of the guns, in November 2017, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito said Tuesday. Tesora Amanda Cortes Trejorojas, 24, admitted in federal court in Newark on Tuesday that she bought the semi-automatic weapons at a store near her Norfolk, Va. Home for Azia Sinclair and Shyheim “Shy” Tyson of Newark, the…
Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Airmont, Nanuet, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Federal Pen Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Airmont, Nanuet, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Federal Pen
Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Airmont, Nanuet, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Federal Pen A 46-year-old man who robbed employees at gunpoint at hotels in Airmont and Nanuet was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in federal prison. Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange, New Jersey, must serve just about all of the term: There's no parole in the federal prison system. Burnett told a federal judge in Newark three months ago that he tied the victims’ hands and feet in some of the holdups -- another dozen of which occurred in New Jersey. He also fired the gun during a hotel robbery at a Sheraton in Weehawken, federal prosecutors said. Among the victimized hotels were a Howard Johnson's in …
Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Fed Pen Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Fed Pen
Gunman Who Robbed 14 Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere Gets 21 Years In Fed Pen An Essex County man who robbed employees at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Paramus at gunpoint -- as well as those at 13 other hotels in New Jersey and Rockland County -- was sentenced Tuesday to 21 years in federal prison. Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange, must serve just about all of the term: There's no parole in the federal prison system. That means he'll be in his late 60s when he's eventually released. Burnett told a federal judge in Newark three months ago that he tied the victims’ hands and feet in some of the holdups. SEE: Gunman Robs Cash From Paramus Hotel He also fired the gun during…
Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Ramapo, Nanuet, Elsewhere Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Ramapo, Nanuet, Elsewhere
Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Ramapo, Nanuet, Elsewhere A 46-year-old man admitted that he robbed employees at a Howard Johnson's in Airmont and a Hilton Garden Inn in Nanuet, along with those at a dozen other hotels in New Jersey. Tremone Burnett of Essex County told a federal judge in Newark that he tied the victims’ hands and feet in some of the holdups. SEE: Gunman Robs Cash From Paramus Hotel He also fired the gun during a hotel robbery at a Sheraton in Weehawken, federal prosecutors said. Burnett robbed the hotels during an eight-week crime spree that began in April 2014, authorities said. These included New Jersey hotels in Secaucus, N…
Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere
Gunman Admits Robbing Hotels In Paramus, Rockland, Elsewhere An Essex County man admitted that he robbed employees at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Paramus at gunpoint, along with those at 13 other hotels in New Jersey and Rockland County. Tremone Burnett, 46, of Orange told a federal judge in Newark that he tied the victims’ hands and feet in some of the holdups. SEE: Gunman Robs Cash From Paramus Hotel He also fired the gun during a hotel robbery at a Sheraton in Weehawken, federal prosecutors said. Among the victimized hotels were a Howard Johnson's in Airmont and a Hilton Garden Inn in Nanuet, they said. Burnett robbed the hotels during an eight-w…